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Techstars Startup Communities Digest

Issue #42  •  January 11  •  view online
Startup Communities
Startup Communities
Highlighting entrepreneurial ecosystems and community builders from around the world.
Ecosystem Overview
Report: UAE Dominates the MENA Startups Ecosystem, Egypt’s Is the Fastest Growing | Al Bawaba

Youngsters lead VN’s start-up scene - Economy - Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports - VietNam News

Community Spotlight
Stockholm’s startup ecosystem at a glance | EU-Startups
The land of Abba, Volvo, and Ikea is so much more than just unforgettable music sounds, great engineering, and affordable furniture. Its entrepreneurial spirit and innovation-oriented mindset have turned Sweden into one of the most advanced countries in the world, and Stockholm, its capital, has gained the reputation as Europe’s “unicorn factory” as it is home to more $1 billion-plus companies per capita than anywhere outside of Silicon Valley.
Diversity Matters
Diversity In Entrepreneurship: What We Can Do To Create A Level Playing Field
As more diversity is encouraged in the startup world, it can only serve to benefit our society, increasing innovation and opportunity for all involved.
Sam Smith's Collective Hustle Demonstrates the Business Case For Startup Diversity — Beyond Optics - Hypepotamus

Perspective
Israel’s “startup nation” is under threat from the tech giants that nurtured it - MIT Technology Review
Global companies trying to tap into Tel Aviv’s unique innovation ecosystem are threatening to destroy the very thing they came for.
The state of seed – TechCrunch

4 trends that will shape the Southeastern startup ecosystem in 2019 | VentureBeat

Why London Is Closing the Gap on Silicon Valley

Nation maintains dominance thanks to continued government support, corporate venture interest and growing investor appetite

Try This @Home
As Donald Hawkins started to uncover the gaps in Kansas City’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, he decided to do something about it. So the Kansas City entrepreneur rounded up other local entrepreneurs to form KC Collective, a group for entrepreneurs that aims to foster not just more, but stronger startups in the region.
Techstars Startup Digest Startup Communities is curated by:
Julian Miller Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
julian.miller@startupdigestmail.com
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